Thursday, January 03, 2013

Epiphany


Epiphany is one of my favorite liturgical seasons -- its message is hope that all can find the Holy if they only follow the star. The Magi (3? or more as I like to think) were not of the "chosen" but they were seekers. The story touches something deep within us. The attempt of artists to include diversity in their depictions seems to be a response to that sense that all who seek will find.

I have recently re-heard T.S. Eliot reading his poem "Journey of the Magi" and was struck by the line that indicates they could never really return to their home. They returned geographically but the home of their hearts was always elsewhere.



For me the Magi represent all who wander this world seeking that which draws them to the very heart of all being bringing treasure beyond measure.

And reminds me of the saying -- "Not all those who wander are lost." JRR Tolkien.

It is the 17th anniversary of my ordination as a priest. The figure was made from a photo of the day I was ordained.

And here is Janet McKenzie's Epiphany --


4 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Lovely reflection, Ann. Congratulations on the 17th anniversary of the big day. You done good. :-)

Ann said...

Thanks Grandmère

Linda Ryan said...

Thanks be to God for your ordination anniversary and your ministries over the years. We've been blessed and continue to be blessed by them.

Deirdre said...

Ann,
Your reflections are a blessing--here, on Episcopal Cafe, on fb, wherever. You are a blessing! Thank you.